Cannabidiol medical marijuana bill provisions made it symbolic

When Wisconsin lawmakers hastily introduced and passed a bill authorizing the use of hemp oil containing cannabidiol for childhood seizures, whole plant cannabis advocates warned the bill language would only be symbolic. Now those advocates have been proven correct. A Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article on Monday, June 16, “Law allowing marijuana derivative for treatment of seizures remains …

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Prescription painkiller deaths fall in medical marijuana states

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Researchers aren’t sure why, but in the 23 U.S. states where medical marijuana has been legalized, deaths from opioid overdoses have decreased by almost 25 percent, according to a new analysis. “Most of the discussion on medical marijuana has been about its effect on individuals …

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Marijuana Lowers Risk of Domestic Violence

The use of alcohol significantly increases one’s likelihood of becoming either a perpetrator or a victim of a violent act, including acts of intimate partner violence. As for cannabis use — that’s a different story. In fact, according to a just-published study in the journal Psychology and Addictive Behaviors, couples who use pot are particularly …

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